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News You Should Know: August Round-Up

Our monthly news round-up continues below with August’s highlights.

 Tug-of-war over Common Core in Louisiana. Last week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) filed a legal suit… 321 more words


Policy-makers cannot deal with the challenges facing schools unless they put equality at the heart of all they do

Gillian Klein

Chris Husbands observed in an IOE London blogpost that Michael Gove’s rhetoric was of “a failing school system with some bright lights”, while Ofsted’s evidence is “of a largely effective school system in which the great majority of schools are at least good”. 588 more words

Education Policy

The Poor Pay the Highest Price for Charter School Experiments -- Part 3 -- Newark

This is the 3rd in a series of three posts pointing out how corporate, investor-owned charter school organizations have chosen to experiment at the expense of children who are mostly from poor families. 1,415 more words


Show your work

On Labor Day in Georgia, a state with 7.8% unemployment, in a nation where 90% of our children attend public schools, it is worth pausing to ask whether we are doing the best we can to prepare our kids for the lives they will lead in the 21st century. 324 more words

Education Policy

Troops to Teachers Fails the Teaching Profession, Students and the Military

Almost four years ago to the day I decided I wanted to leave the military and become a teacher.  I’d spent eight (as it would be by the time I actually left) incredible years in the British Armed Forces, but the time had come for a change.  1,138 more words


#threatlevel Politics. What next?

At Teach First Towers on a cold January night, I found myself hearing the logic behind the new Progress 8 measure from the man who designed it for the DfE. 498 more words

Education Policy

policy gap

Wednesday’s athletics carnival showcased exuberant community spirit at our K-12 College. Later that evening, a Year 10 entrant in the Youth Out Loud competition held at the Midland Arts Centre won his way through to next week’s finals with a 6 minute speech on music and technology. 828 more words